CHICAGO - The Illinois Network of Charter Schools has an early Christmas present for Mayor Larry Morrissey.
The group awarded Morrissey with the 2013 Charter Excellence Award. The award was announced during the Statewide Charter School Conference in Chicago. The INCS said Morrissey displayed "passion and innovation" for the Illinois charter school community.
Morrissey was instrumental in bringing charter schools like CICS-Jackson, Galapagos, and Legacy Academy to Rockford in recent years.